Airplane Engine Falls Out of the Sky Into Colorado Town
Debris from an airplane landed in Broomfield, Colorado on Feb. 20. Police say there were no injuries but collected pieces of the aircraft from several areas around 136th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard.
ENGINE ON FIRE
The debris came from United Airlines flight 328 on its way to Honolulu, Hawaii from Denver International Airport. The plane began to have engine issues and turned back around as one caught fire.
The plane landed safely at DIA with 10 crew members on board and 231 passengers. All passengers were forced to rebook their flights on another airplane.
Pieces of the plane crashed into yards and streets across the neighborhood. One piece flew through the ceiling of a Broomfield resident’s home. The man said he was making a sandwich for his daughter when the debris tore through his kitchen.
Other neighbors said they could hear parts of the engine exploding as pieces landed in their street. However, no injuries were reported.
The Federal Aviation Administration released a statement shortly after the incident. They explained the Boeing 777-200 had a right engine failure.
“The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide additional updates,” the statement read.